I – CAT MAGIC (The Magician)
I love all the herbs and potions and the alchemist at work spinning things in the air. You really get the feeling that this cat is a powerful magician who can do anything.
Unfortunately, she wasn’t able to glue this tuckbox I was trying to make. I put the cards in the box Llewellyn included with this set. We all complain about these boxes, they are always too big and the cards slop around. This time two of my cards nearly got damaged by getting caught in the inner flap. I nearly tore one of them, so had to take action.
I regularly re-use the large box that decks come in and repurpose them as tuckboxes for decks that are not packaged in a tuckbox securely. As well as the generic white Llewellyn box there are other plastic and cardboard wells from various publishers that tend to chew cards up. I have made tuckboxes from regular 60 lb cardstock but if you drop them they tear, so using the outer box is sturdier.
Most boxes have adequate lamination that the outer layer folds up okay. This one didn’t, there are a few odd splits in the box where the graphic pulled away from the underlying white cardboard. It is very heavy and sturdy though and a custom fit for the deck.
Dave had to step in and help me glue things and weight them down. It doesn’t look too bad and most of all the cards will be secure and in no danger of being pulled apart.
I also cut a snippet of the remaining box to use as a custom bookmark with the book.
The Magician focuses on the positive and bringing what she desires.The Golden Soft Gel (Matte) medium helped as well. This cat knows that having art supplies readily at hand are vital for magical rituals.
Cat magic takes all forms in the ether.